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My first movie

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BOGART AND BERGMAN. The screening of their classic starrer was a big social event in Iloilo.

I clearly remember the very first film I saw: “Casablanca.” The adults in my family were very excited when they were invited to watch it at Mrs. Lolita dela Rama Lopez’s home in Iloilo.

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Thanks for the wonderful cinematic memories

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FLYNN. Dashing, swashbuckling star of “Robin Hood.”

Eagle theater was a premiere moviehouse in Iloilo City right after the war. It was owned by Don Teodoro Benedicto, who later became known as the Tango King of the Philippines.

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When ‘sinful’ stars play saints

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BERGMAN. Cast as a religious icon in “Joan of Arc.”

Because I was raised a Protestant, I always cast a suspicious eye on movies about men and women who are “sainted” by the Roman Catholic Church. Fortunately, they turned out to be fine films that starred famous actresses—like Ingrid Bergman (“Joan of Arc”) and Jennifer Jones (“The Song of Bernadette”).

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From spy to villain

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RATHBONE. Portrayed Sherlock Holmes in 16 feature films.

Before Peter Lorre and Sidney Greenstreet, the screen villain moviegoers most loved to hate was Basil Rathbone. He had a knack for acting, but World War I interrupted his rise to fame. He was trained as a Shakespearean actor before he was noticed by Hollywood.

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Norma Shearer was as versatile as she was charismatic

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SHEARER. Won her first beauty title at age 5.

When we talk about Hollywood’s golden era, we remember Norma Shearer. The beautiful and well-mannered actress married “boy genius” Irving Thalberg. She started her career in silent pictures but remained famous when sound became popular. She starred in “Romeo and Juliet,” “Marie Antoinette” and “The Women,” among other films.

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